UNODC COVID-19 Policy Documents

Crime prevention and criminal justice

Ensuring Access to Justice in the Context of COVID-19
- Guidance Note (PDF; 20 May 2020)

UNODC, WHO, UNAIDS AND OHCHR JOINT STATEMENT ON COVID-19 IN PRISONS AND OTHER CLOSED SETTINGS (PDF; 13 May 2020)

COVID-19 Prevention and Control among People Living in Prison 
(PDF; 6 April 2020)

COVID-19 Prevention and Control among People Working in Prison 
(PDF; 6 April 2020)

COVID-19 preparedness and responses in prisons - position paper
(PDF; 31 March 2020) - AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH

Parenting and Youth

Practical Guidance for Risk Communication and Community Engagement for refugees, IDPs, migrants and host communities particularly vulnerable to COVID19 pandemic

A booklet on caring for your child during COVID-19 (PDF; 19 June 2020)

Information for parents and other caregivers in crowded communities or refugees settings during the COVID19 pandemic (PDF; 10 May 2020)

STATEMENT ON COVID-19 & YOUTH (PDF; 27 April 2020)

Technical Note: COVID-19 and Children Deprived of their Liberty 
(PDF; 8 April 2020)

Protecting children deprived of liberty during the COVID-19 outbreak 
(PDF; 6 April 2020)

Parenting under COVID-19 (leaflet; PDF; 15 April 2020) - AR | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH | other languages | ASL

Human trafficking and migrant smuggling

Forced returns of migrants must be suspended in times of COVID-19 
(PDF; 13 May 2020)

IMPACT OF THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC ON TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS -
AR [04 June 2020] | EN [29 April 2020] | ES [15 May 2020]
| FR [11 May 2020] | PT [08 May 2020] | RU [08 May 2020]

Drug prevention, treatment and care

PROTECTING THOSE THAT PROTECT US!
(PDF, 21 April, updated 6 May 2020)

“Suggestions about treatment, care and rehabilitation of people with drug use disorder in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic” 
(PDF; 28 March 2020)

Corruption

G20 Good Practices Compendium on Combating Corruption in the Response to COVID-19 (PDF; 22 October 2020)

Compiled country survey responses for the G20 Good Practices Compendium on Combating Corruption in the Response to COVID-19 (PDF; 22 October 2020)

COVID-19 fiscal response and the prevention of corruption
(PDF; 23 July 2020)

PREVENTING CORRUPTION IN SPORT AND MANIPULATION OF COMPETITIONS (PDF; 1 July 2020)

Accountability and Prevention of Corruption (PDF)
- EN [15 April 2020] | ES [22 April 2020] | FR [24 April 2020]

Crisis Evaluation

Covid-19 Guidance for Managers and Evaluators (PDF; 21 September 2020)

UNODC’s approach to Evaluation during crisis (PDF) - EN [16 April 2020] | ES [2 June 2020]

Cybercrime

CYBERCRIME AND COVID19: Risks and Responses (PDF; 14 April 2020)
- AFG | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH [08 June 2020]

Gender

Inter-Agency Statement on Violence against Women and Girls in the Context of COVID-19 (PDF; 24 June 2020) - EN | ES | FR

COVID-19 and Essential Services Provision for Survivors of Violence
Against Women and Girls
(PDF) - AR [22 June 2020] | EN [28 April 2020]
Infographic (PDF) - AR [22 June 2020] | EN [8 May 2020]

UNODC Thematic Brief on gender-based violence against women and girls
- AR [3 June 2020] | EN [8 April 2020] | ES [29 May 2020] | RU [17 April 2020]

HIV and Aids

Technical guidance on HIV and hepatitis B, C prevention, treatment, care and support for people who use drugs and for people in prison during the COVID-19 pandemic (24 March 2020)

Money-Laundering

MONEY-LAUNDERING AND COVID19: Profit and Loss (PDF; 14 April 2020)
- AFG | EN | ES | FR | RU | ZH [08 June 2020]

Wildlife and Forest Crime

UNODC Guidance Note on COVID-19 links to Wildlife Crime
(PDF; 21 April 2020)